Cosy clothing to prepare you for cold and wet winter weather

Fellwalker Alfred Wainwright once said “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing.” Seeing as the Met Office have said that the UK has experienced more weather extremes (both hot and cold) in recent years, I’ve decided to prepare myself for a nippy winter ahead. Here’s what you need to stay cosy in the cold…

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Christmas jumper craziness!

Christmas jumpers. They are everywhere! I can hardly walk down the street without seeing festive knitwear in every shop window and cosy Christmas cardis worn by everyone I meet. I’m not complaining – I LOVE Christmas jumpers! In fact, I have a whole section in my wardrobe dedicated to festive knitwear and I made my […]

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My first attampt a knitting an ombre scarf…

I don’t know whether it’s the weather, or the darker evenings, or just the fast approaching Winter but for whatever reason, I’ve had the urge to knit. I’ve tried knitting in the past but never really progressed beyond a knitted bow that my friend Laurie taught me to make using her YouTube tutorial but this year […]

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An early morning walk in the frost

You won’t believe it but I’ve already been out and about in the ‘fresh air’ this morning for a walk in a frosty winter wonderland. Although it was freezing cold, I love chilly mornings when you open the curtains and see a white-out of sparkling frost on the ground. At least I know that I’ll […]

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Thrifty fashion ~ DIY festive snood sewing project

That retro-knitwear staple, the snood, is very fashionable again this year, with all kinds of patterns and colours available in high street shops. But you don’t need to splash out on a new accessory to keep you warm this winter. You can simply upcycle an old festive jumper or cardigan that’s past its best and turn it […]

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Thrifty embellished cardi – DIY the look for less with buttons

Pink is going to be a big trend for this Autumn/Winter – it’s in all the magazines and on all the best fashion blogs, so it must be true – blush, rose and coral is here to stay. It’s an unusual choice for autumn and I always think that pink is a spring/summer colour, but if […]

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A walk in the snow with a cuppa…

As the murky month of January finally starts drawing to a close we can all start looking forward to the rest of the year; it’s already one month closer to our summer holidays, a couple of months to the chocolate delights of Easter and only a couple of weeks until Valentine’s day. Yes, we’ve nearly made it through […]

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Fashion for frosty mornings: Layering with chunky cardis

And I should know; when I woke early one morning in mid October the grass was already sparkling with frost – and now it’s practically an everyday occurence. There are officially two ways of tackling chilly mornings: 1. Stay in bed until the sun has risen higher and has warmed up the world enough that the […]

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Fashion for frosty mornings: Knitted leggings

And I should know – as the first frost of the year has happened; when I woke one morning in mid October the grass was hidden by frozen dew. Now, there are two ways of tackling this problem: 1. Stay in bed until the sun has risen higher and has warmed up the world enough […]

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Fashion for frosty mornings: Animal knits

And I should know – as recently the first frost of the year arrived; when I woke up in the morning the grass was covered in a sparkly frost. Now, there are two ways of tackling this problem: 1. (and my favourite option) Stay in bed until the sun has risen higher and has warmed […]

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Fashion for frosty mornings: Funky jumpers

And I should know – as recently the first frost of the year arrived and when I woke up in the morning the grass was icy white. Now, there are two ways of tackling this problem: 1. Stay in bed until the sun has risen higher and has warmed up the world enough that the […]

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Fashion for frosty mornings: Knitted dresses & snuggly tights

And I should know – as yesterday we had the first frost of the year when I woke up in the morning. Now, there are two ways of tackling this problem: 1. Stay in bed until the sun has risen higher and has warmed up the world enough that the frost has melted. or 2. Wrap […]

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